Banna Chluain Meala will be one of the big attractions at the Band Spectacular today.
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Clonmel Rotary Club, in co-operation with the civic authorities and Banna Chluain Meala, are hosting a free Band Spectacular in Kickham Barracks, Clonmel today, Sunday.
Proceedings will commence at 2.30pm with a march by the participating bands - Banna Chluain Meala, Dr. O’Hurley Pipe Band, the Artane Band and the Band of An Garda Siochana - from the South Tipperary GAA Centre on the Western Road through the town to Kickham Barracks, where they will perform from approximately 3-5pm.
The MC will be Niall Carroll of Lyric FM and the event is supported by Tipperary County Council, the Civil Defence, the Gardaí and Banna Chluain Meala.
Other organisations assisting include South Tipperary GAA Centre, South Tipperary Arts Centre, the Education and Training Board (ETB) and local sponsors, James Whelan Butchers.
This the first time the bands involved will have performed together anywhere in Ireland. A local organising committee has been busy planning for the event under the direction of Rotary member Billy Doyle.
The event is primarily planned as a thank you to the people of Clonmel and surrounding areas for their support for the various projects organised by Rotary at local, national and international level.